This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for October 2015.

Friday 9 October 2015:

Rocketrip expands partner network to the sharers

  • Uber joins a list of so-called Travel 3.0 companies that offer Rocketrip customers the chance to obtain preferred rates, enrolment perks, and other services when they use the ground transportation service. HotelTonight, Breather, LoungeBuddy and FoundersCard are also included in the list of companies participating.

TrustYou to power Voice of the Guest platform at Accor

  • VOG is a way of centralising customer feedback across the social web for the chain’s portfolio of properties. The system allows manager to analyse comments, reply using different social media channels, interact with guests via surveys, benchmark performance against competitors and distribute feedback internally around the business.

Wednesday 7 October 2015:

Travelport launches Hotelzon app

  • Travelport Hotelzon, the B2B travel tech brand, has released a mobile app for managing corporate hotel bookings. Corporate customers now can search more than 250,000 hotel choices and access their company preferences and negotiated rates.

Tuesday 6 October 2015:

Oman Air to boost booking experience

  • Oman Air plans to enhance the shopping experience for passenger following a deal with Sabre to use additional elements of the SabreSonic technology. The airline has been a SabreSonic customer for more than a decade and will now use Interline Branded Fares and Dynamic Rewards to improve the experience and increase revenue.

Specialised Travel selects Dolphin Dynamics

  • Music and arts specialist operator Specialised Travel is extending Dolphin technology across its tour operating and travel management business. The system will support retail as well as back-office and product management operations and enables the company to cater for individual bespoke trips and packaged tours.

Thursday 1 October 2015:

Virgin Australia gives flight management to Amadeus

  • The airline will use the Amadeus ALTEA Departure Control Flight Management system for all its operations, including building an interface with its existing passenger service system. It is the first time an airline has used the Amadeus platform without being an ALTEA Suite PSS customer.

ETTSA and Hit Rail sign cooperation agreement

  • The European lobbying group and Hit Rail will work together to push joint initiatives in the area of full service models for the rail industry. Such initiatives include advancing userail booking tools, information sharing and collaboration with other rail vendors.

NB: Travel systems image via Shutterstock.

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This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for October 2015. Friday 9 October 2015: Rocketrip expands partner network to the sharers Uber joins a list of so-called Travel 3.0 companies that offer Rocketrip customers the chance to obtain preferred rates, enrolment perks,...